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Rotary Supports New Kalmar Community Center

Thank you to our generous Club Members who assisted with the sound system and bookshelves at the new Kalmar Community Center!

We also sincerely thank Rotary District 6220 for your support in making this project happen for our community!!

Congratulations to Vintage Boat Raffle Winner

Congratulations Joe Wojnarowicz (ticket #78), the winner of the vintage Carver wood speed boat!

The drawing took place on Monday, December 7th at 12:15 pm via livestream on our Facebook page.

Joe’s dad picked up the boat on Friday, December 11th, and will be delivering it to him next week.  Joe purchased his ticket at Grandma’s Toy Box in Downtown Eagle River.

The 1956 Carver Cadet wood speed boat was donated to the Club by the Louise Waterman Bailey Estate. Mrs. Bailey was a local resident on Catfish Lake for the past 40 years. Her family owned the first private residence on the Everett Peninsula when they built a home there in 1904.

All 300 tickets were sold, raising $3,000 for the Club.  Funds raised will be used to support projects right here in the Northwoods community.

The Rotary Club of Eagle River has contributed to the Demmer and Walter E. Olson Libraries, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Great Headwaters Trail, ERRA Dome, Three Lakes Center for the Arts, area food pantries and many other worthy projects.

 

Vintage Boat Raffle

The Rotary Club of Eagle River will be hosting a raffle beginning October 15th for a vintage Carver wood speed boat.

The drawing will take place on Monday, December 7th at 12:30 pm via livestream on our Facebook page.

The 1956 Carver Cadet wood speed boat comes complete with an outboard Evinrude engine and trailer. It was donated to the Club by the Louise Waterman Bailey Estate. Mrs. Bailey was a local resident on Catfish Lake for the past 40 years. Her family owned the first private residence on the Everett Peninsula when they built a home there in 1904.

The boat will be on display in the showroom at Parsons of Eagle River.

Only 300 raffle tickets are being sold at $10 each. Tickets may be purchased at: Anderson Insurance, Grandma’s Toy Box, Eagle Hobby & Craft, Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors, and Parsons of Eagle River.

Funds raised by the raffle will be used to support projects right here in the Northwoods community. The Rotary Club of Eagle River has contributed to the Demmer and Walter E. Olson Libraries, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Great Headwaters Trail, ERRA Dome, Three Lakes Center for the Arts, area food pantries and many other worthy projects.

Berganthal Challenge 2020

Hello Rotarians!

It’s that time of year – we’re preparing for the annual Berganthal Challenge.

For our new members, this annual giving campaign honors Rotary Board Member Bob Berganthal, and all funds contributed by Club Members are donated to the three area food pantries.

View our contribution form.  Please give what you can, and let me know if you have any questions.

We’re asking that all donations be sent by December 1st so that we can prepare our contributions to the three food pantries.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our community.

Kim Swisher, Treasurer

Great Headwaters Trail Donation

The Eagle River Rotary Club and Rotary District 6220 donated $5,198 for the completion of the Conover-Phelps Trail as part of the trail’s Homestretch Campaign.

The donation was presented by club Treasurer Kim Swisher to Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) Executive Director Jeff Currie.

We’re Returning to In-Person Meetings

Good Morning Rotarians  😃

We are returning to our in-person meetings today at Chef Rene’s at the Eagle River Inn & Resort.

COVID safety measures will be implemented, and lunch will be served by restaurant staff.

A Zoom meeting option is also available. For Zoom information, contact Joe Laux.

 

Summer Events

The Club Board met on Wednesday, May 29th, to talk about summer events, resumption of Club meetings, and make some decisions about what our summer looks like. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey I sent out a couple weeks ago. Your input was greatly appreciated.

With the health and well being of our members and patrons in mind, and to preserve the reputation of the club as being mindful of the safety of others, the unanimous consensus of the Board is to cancel our involvement in, and hosting of, any events this summer. This means the 2020 Wine & Cheese and the Antique Show and Sale have been cancelled. It was a tough decision, but we look forward to resuming our event schedule in 2021.

Additionally, our regularly scheduled in-person Club meetings will not resume until July 20th at the earliest. Obviously the Board will continue monitoring the situation pertaining to COVID-19, and will reassess as we get closer to that date. Until such a time as we can meet in person again, our regularly scheduled Monday Zoom meetings will continue at noon.

The decisions were difficult, but necessary, and I personally feel a combination of sadness and relief that we’ve postponed our events until 2021. Let’s hope that the pandemic comes to a quick end, and we can all get back to life as we once knew and enjoyed it. That said, because we will want to preserve the resources we have available to us, we will be unlikely to fund many, if any, projects in the near future so we can be prepared to resume our philanthropy and events next year.

Thank you for your support and for being an important part of a community-based service organization that has done SO much good in our area. This, too, shall pass…

Kindest regards,
Robin Ginner, President

FORK Donation

Robin Ginner, President, presents Perry Pokrandt a donation for Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK).

Our club continues to meet on Mondays (virtually) and continues our commitment to our community 💙

From FORK –

Rotary Club of Eagle River Wisconsin stands with FORK in our efforts to provide nutritional support to kids in the Northland Pines School District.
Robin Ginner, ER Rotary President, proudly presents a donation to Perry Pokrandt – FORK President.
Thank you Rotarians for providing nearly 3,000 meals to feed our rural kids. It is greatly appreciated!

Zoom Meetings

Grab your grilled cheese sandwich from the kitchen and log on to our VIRTUAL Rotary Club Lunch meeting next Monday, April 13th, at Noon!

Next Monday, we are hosting an online meeting of our club at Noon! We’ll gather using the Zoom online meeting platform (they’ve instituted new security measures, so we’ll be just fine!).

The Board met online today, and we thought it would be nice to see everyone’s smiling faces on our computer screens, give you an update on what’s happening (we’re still giving and being supportive in the community, even during the shutdown!), and hopefully a timeline for when we plan to be back at Chef Rene’s at the Inn for our regular Monday meetings.

Here is the connection/dial-in information. You can either join us “in person” on your computer, or call in from your phone. We hope to see everyone on April 13th at Noon!

Join Zoom Meeting Online
https://zoom.us/j/271582737…
Meeting ID: 271 582 737
Password: 600190

Dial In: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 271 582 737
Password: 600190

Kindest regards,
Robin Ginner

A Message from Our President

A message from Robin Ginner, our President –

Given the statewide shutdown through April 24th (and likely to be longer), at this time we are extended our meeting suspension until at least May 4th. The Rotary Club Board will meet for a virtual meeting on Monday to talk about the situation, as well as our upcoming events, and any updates will be sent to you via email next week.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during the shutdown, and that your businesses are not suffering too badly. I hope we will be back to normal before we know it, and can all look back at this with a shake of the head and a shrug of the shoulders.

I miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon.

Kindest regards,
Robin Ginner